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students hands counting by arranging tiles of different colors, textures, and sizes on a white background Building Your Math Toolkit

Math plays a critical role in education. It strengthens students’ analytical thinking and reasoning skills, allowing them to effectively solve problems and look for solutions. That’s why we’ve put together this list of some of our most popular math products and resources from APH.

 

Math Essentials

  • Tactile Five and Ten Frames are graphic organizers that help young students visualize sets of five and ten, thus helping to develop subitizing skills – the ability to instantly see “how many.”

a student uses ten frames and blue and yellow textured discs to do math equations within the plastic frames

  • Hundreds Board and Manipulatives, Nemeth and UEB can be used with elementary students to teach basic math concepts including patterning, counting, ordering numbers, comparing numbers, addition and subtraction, and base ten number system.
  • The Number Line Device helps students comprehend abstract numerical concepts, including number sequence, counting, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, rounding, estimating whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
  • The Place Value Setter helps early elementary school students develop a firm understanding of place value by providing a way to represent numbers using written digits.
  • The Cranmer Abacus and Large Abacus help students learn how to count and complete mathematical calculations.

abacus with white beads, a red background, and a black frame

  • Available separately in Nemeth and UEB, Math Drill Cards teach elementary students about numbers and math signs and help them learn basic addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division facts.
  • Flip-Over Concept Book – Fractions, available in Nemeth and UEB, is an interactive print and braille book designed to teach elementary students about fractions, decimals, and percents.
  • Tactile Algebra Tiles are colorful, magnetic tiles that can be manipulated on a steel board to assist students in solving math problems.
  • Geometro sets (GS16 Mini Set, GS22 Medium Set, GS56 Large Set, and GS10 Cylinder and Cone Set) provide hands-on experiences with manipulatives that aid in teaching 3-D geometry.

 

Measuring Tools

 

Graphing Aids

  • We have a wide selection of bold line and embossed graph sheets to meet the learning needs of all students.
  • Use a water-based marker on Quick-Draw Paper to create instant tactile graphics.
  • The Draftsman Tactile Drawing Board helps users create simple graphics and demonstrate math concepts and tasks.
  • Use TactileDoodle and quickly generate tactile, raised-line graphics to convey a variety of concepts within the classroom or at home. Perfect for younger students!

hands tracing geometric shapes on the tactile doodle with a stylus

  • Use the Graphic Aid for Mathematics to construct geometric and other figures and graphs related to arithmetic, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and calculus.
  • Create tactile lines on graphs with Graphic Art Tape.
  • OurPixBlaster embosser easily produces double-sided interpoint braille with smooth, rounded dots for improved readability along with industry-leading, high-quality tactile graphics with seven variable dot heights for color representation. Connect to Wi-Fi to translate and emboss documents on the fly from your computer or mobile device using the included PIXie box.

 

Math Apps

  • SlapStack Math (iOS)is a fully accessible action and memory game that uses math flashcards instead of playing cards. Collect points by winning the most cards!

a child holding a tablet showing a paragraph of information and a bar chart

  • Draw2Measure is an app that allows you to use a protractor on your iOS device.
  • Math Flash can be played on your smart speaker or device to practice math operations in a fun and interactive way! Available on Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant.

 

Other Resources

  • Aligned with the NCTM standards, the KeyMath™3 diagnostic assessment measures essential mathematical concepts and skills, including basic concepts, operations, and applications, for students in grades Pre-K through ninth.
  • Nemeth and UEB Math Tutorialsmake learning math fun and easy!
  • Math Symbol Reference BookletsLarge Print and Braille Version is a resource for students and teachers who are using Nemeth and UEB math.

Math Symbols Reference Booklet Large Print

  • The plastic, tactile Feel ‘n Peel Stickers: Nemeth and UEB Braille/Print Numbers 0-100 and Nemeth and UEB Basic Math Symbols are intended for the creation and adaptation of science and math-related materials.
  • The Tactile Graphics Image Library (TGIL) has images of basic shapes, including squares, circles, and more, that can be used in mathematical drawings or problems. One example is a few 3D models showing cones and cubes being slashed by a 2D plane. Students can touch and feel the resulted intersections. Teachers can also print out 3D models using pre-designed 3D printing files included in the TGIL.

 

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